<< What set-up ? >>
Boss Compressor -> Mesa/Boogie Triaxis -> Rocktron Intellifex -> Mesa/Boogie 50/50 Power Amp -> 2 1912 Marshall cabs
I play a 1977 US Strat and a Yamaha Pacifica.
<< Is it noisy >>
No! There is no compressor, EQ or drive pre-amp too mess up the tone. I bought this unit in preference to the TC Electronics G-Force which does have a pre-amp drive and compressor.
Completely clean sounds.
<< Are the effects weak or do they sound great? >>
The sound quality of the effects is very good. The mixer takes care of the mix levels.
<< What amp are you using ? >>
<< Can I get the sounds of my favourite artists ? >>
Prefer to work on my own sounds. I'm still trying to get that Dominic Miller(Stings guitarist) clean, chorus, delay with big sustain sound.
<< Are certain effects very good ? >>
The reverb, chorus and delay are very good. I'm not really into pitch shifting so my comments on that aren't worth typing.
<< Can I depend on it ? >>
So far so good!
<< Use it on a gig without a backup ? >>
I've got a Boss SE50 multi-effects unit (very old!) waiting in the wings just in case!
Nothing is worth a 10. I give this unit an 8 and would recommend that anyone looking for a 1U high effects unit offering very good clean sounding time based effects shoud check the Intellifex out. This is a perfect match for the TriAxis in my opinion. Why go and ruin the sounds of your pre-amp with an effects unit with an in-built pre-amp.
Verdict - very good !!